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WEB 1115 Best Practices in Refugee Family Reunion Applications & Appeals

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This course will examine the routes for refugees to apply for family reunion focussing on the rules, case law, UKVI policy, common reasons for refusal and how to best argue cases for family members who are not covered by the rules. We will consider problems of gathering evidence and the use of objective and expert evidence. 

We will also look at how to apply for legal aid (ECF) for applications and/or appeals or alternative ways of obtaining pro bono assistance, including for costs with travel tickets.

Finally, we will deal with practical problems such as travelling during covid including quarantine hotel costs and possible exemptions.
 

Details

Date:
July 1
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Tutor details:
Natalie Fulop, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers
Tutor biographies:
Natalia Fulop is a solicitor with the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and has over 16 years’ experience working in the UK in the fields of asylum, human rights, immigration and trafficking. Her caseload covers all aspects of asylum, human rights and immigration law. Her particular interest is representing asylum seekers, trafficking victims and women at risk of and vulnerable to domestic violence.
Natalia’s particular interest in the field of asylum and human rights law started over 20 years ago with her work for international human rights and refugee organisations such as the UNHCR and Peace Brigades International.

Lucy Mair is a Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers. Lucy regularly represents clients in all types of immigration and asylum appeals. Lucy is particularly noted for representing vulnerable clients who are victims of human trafficking, torture, domestic violence and sexual or other forms of exploitation. Lucy appears regularly in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals and has had success appealing to the Court of Appeal. She also has experience of bringing CART judicial reviews again the Upper Tribunal. 

Lucy’s approach to immigration and asylum case is substantially informed by her detailed knowledge of domestic, regional and international human rights law due to her previous career with Human Rights Watch. 

Lucy is a co-convenor of the ILPA North West working group.
 
Price:
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £200
CPD Hours:
3
Venue:
Zoom
Aim of Course:
To enable practitioners to obtain funding, make the best possible applications/appeals and signpost refugees for pro bono assistance. 
Spaces Left:
21
Level:
Basic, Intermediate
Audience:
Legal representatives and charity sector organisations assisting refugees.
Methods:
Presentation with some case studies/exercises in break out rooms
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